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Ontario Premier Doug Ford said his government will make an announcement Thursday on possible new restrictions to tackle the third wave of COVID-19.
He says residents should take precautions against the virus and refrain from congregating over Easter weekend.
Ford’s comments come after a report shows there are now more COVID-19 patients in Ontario’s intensive care units than at any time during the pandemic.
Ontario’s Intensive Care Services counted 421 hospitalized patients with severe COVID-related illness as of midnight.
Ontario Hospital Association president Anthony Dale shared the report online, noting the new case.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says the government has not done enough to prevent people from falling seriously ill.
Ontario reported 2,333 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more virus-related deaths on Wednesday.
Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were 785 new cases in Toronto, 433 in Peel Region and 222 in York Region.
She also says there are 153 new cases in Hamilton, 124 in Ottawa and 120 in Durham region.
Over 52,500 tests have been performed since the last daily update.
The province says 1,973 cases have been resolved since the last daily update.
There are 1,111 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, 396 people are in intensive care and 252 are on a ventilator.
Ontario says 89,873 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since Tuesday’s report.
To date, 2,192,253 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province.